Meet Dr. David Kang

Changing Lives, One Smile at a Time

As an orthodontist, I am honored to meet, become friends with, and help so many people. The relationships we build during treatment continue for many years, as do the smiles we achieve, together!

Having straight teeth improves a person’s oral and physical health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean, reduce stress on the jaw, and ensure proper chewing. Of course, the most visible result of orthodontic care is a more radiant, becoming smile: a smile that grows one’s self-esteem and the confidence with which we greet the world.

I believe each patient deserves the highest level of care, customized to their unique situation. Rather than a “one-treatment-for-all” approach, I work closely with each patient and their family. Together, we decide on a treatment plan that’s efficient, comfortable, and meets all their needs.

I want my patients to finish their orthodontic journey with a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime– and to have enjoyed every moment of their transformation!

The Brace Place

We have a remarkable practice with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Our team members are professional, skilled, and passionate about creating smiles. You’ll hear a lot of laughter as soon as you arrive and will soon join in: we’re committed to making braces fun!

Education and Continuing Education

  • Undergraduate degree, Wofford College
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Louisville
  • Orthodontic residency and Master of Science, Oregon Health Science University

A large part of my commitment to my profession and patients is continuing education. It’s essential to stay current on new methodologies and technology, evaluating each development and understand how it might impact patient care.

During the year I complete many post-graduate orthodontic courses, attend meetings and seminars, and participate in hands-on events. This ensures I remain at the leading-edge of innovative care, so my patients receive the best treatment and achieve the strongest results.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Central Oregon Dental Society

Beyond the Practice

Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bend has been my home since 2006. I love living in the High Desert and take advantage of all the incredible outdoor activities available in Central Oregon.

My wife, Echo, and I have two young children: Parker and Presley. Away from the office I’m usually found with my family, enjoying different adventures. I also manage to fit in the occasional round of golf, weather permitting.

doctor and happy patient

“I just really appreciate everyone here and the kindness you've shown to our girls. I know their parents would be so happy to know they get such great care. The doctors always go way out of their way to help us every time.”~ Allison

“We just love it here! The honesty is great. I love that we don't feel taken advantage of, which unfortunately we have been elsewhere. You have a great staff and we think the best of you! Keep up the good work. The doctors are always wonderful and never rushed, which I love!”~ The Goff Fmamily

“I may not have been to other orthodontists, but from what I hear from my friends and family, The Brace Place seems the best. Every time you walk in you are greeted with a smile, shich always starts your day off right. Couldn't ask for a better staff!”~ Diane E.

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